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The Terrace Make Children First Initiative has donated $10,000 in bursaries to students enrolled in the Post-Basic Early Childhood Education program at Northwest Community College.  Eligible students should live within School Districts #82 and #92 (anywhere between Kitimat and Stewart, Kitsumkalum to the Hazeltons, including the Nass Valley). When the Post-Basic ECE program is not available, the Basic ECE program will be considered an eligible program.

$500.00
Deadline:
October 15, February 15, July 15

An $800 scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the fourth term of the Applied Coastal Ecology program. The recipient will be the student who has achieved the highest grade point average in terms one through three.

$800.00
Deadline:
February 15

Through a donation to, and matching funds from, Northwest Community College, the Minerva Foundation provides two $2,500 awards for Aboriginal women during each academic year.

$2 500.00
Deadline:
May 1

Two $500 awards are available to NWCC Millwright and Welding students who demonstrate financial need.

$500.00
Deadline:
February 15

Bursary Program for Houston Area Residents 
In 2000/2001 the Morice Community Skills Centre (MCSC) based in Houston, BC, formally integrated its operations with NWCC. The MCSC created a Legacy Fund Bursary program through NWCC. Each year NWCC, through the Morice Community Skills Center Legacy Fund offers bursaries to Houston area adults. The purpose of the MCSC Legacy Fund is to encourage and financially assist adult access and participation in formal learning and skill development. Value of individual awards will be determined on an annual basis.

Deadline:
Open

The Aboriginal Health Department of Northern Health and the First Nations Health Authority, Northern Region, have donated four awards valued at $500 each to Aboriginal or First Nations students studying at Northwest Community College in a health or health-related discipline. The donors are dedicated to their work with the Northern First Nations Health Partnership Committee and as such, provide these awards to illustrate their commitment to implementing the Northern First Nations Health and Wellness Plan, and their wish to support individuals who are also interested in this goal. Successful applicants of the Northern First Nations Health Partnership Committee Health and Wellness Award will be invited to a reception with the donors to celebrate their achievement.

$500.00
Deadline:
October 15

The NIRS was founded to promote, encourage and advance the awareness, knowledge and appreciation of economic development in B.C., particularly in the northern area of the province. Through a donation to our Endowment Fund, the Institute provides four $250 bursaries for students enrolled in Business Administration, University Transfer (pre-Commerce and Sciences), Tourism and Entrepreneurial related programs. Funds are provided to help students continue their education, recipients must re-enrol in the Fall semester to redeem the award. Enrolment can be with any recognized institution. Instructors will submit nominations to the Financial Awards Committee for final selection.

$250.00
Deadline:
April 1

The NIRS was founded to promote, encourage and advance the awareness, knowledge and appreciation of economic development in B.C., particularly in the northern area of the province. Through a donation to our Endowment Fund, the Institute provides two $500 scholarships for students enrolled in Business Administration, University Transfer (pre-Commerce and Sciences), Tourism and Entrepreneurial related programs. As funds are provided to help students continue their education, recipients must re-enrol in the Fall semester to redeem the award. Enrolment can be with any recognized institution. Instructors will submit nominations to the Financial Awards Committee for final selection.

$500.00
Deadline:
April 1

Patrick J. Hayes was a Career and College Preparation instructor, employed with Northwest Community College for 23+ years. He worked in the Terrace-Kitimat area from 1975 to 1978 until he moved to Hazelton where he worked at the campus there from 1978 to 1999. Pat encouraged many students over the years to pursue their education goals. He would always say, “Focus – you are a winner, and I know you can do it!” 

A $500 award is available each year to a student who has completed Career and College Preparation and is pursing higher educational goals at any recognized post secondary institution. To receive the award you must submit proof of enrolment to this office by September 30. Preference will be given to Career and College Preperation students from the Hazelton campus.

$500.00
Deadline:
June 30

Patti was a community activist who dedicated 28 years to the College, Library, students, and the Academic Workers’ Union. Over the years, Patti was always known for her help to others. She was kind-hearted, and positively influenced and changed the lives of many people. Patti was a friend to many, and dedicated herself to community organizations, and to improving the world. Patti’s spirit of helping people will carry on with this award. 

This awards value consists of two parts; $1000.00 cheque from the AWU, and a $1000.00 tuition credit to be used at Northwest Community College for a student intending to enroll in their second year of studies in an NWCC academic program. 

This award is intended to apply to a student engaged in, and committed to, community and/or international work empowering under-represented groups. For example, but not limited to: working in literacy, women’s issues, human rights, student advocacy, labour, First Nations, poverty, and multiculturalism.

$2 000.00
Deadline:
May 1

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